It's Time to Break Through: Unthankfulness

Monday, November 02, 2015

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” Psalm 92:1

Many of us grew up watching Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. If people stopped by his home, the trash can, to tell him good morning, he would return it with a snarl. He rarely wanted people around him, yet when there was no one around for him to complain to, he made everyone feel miserable for his loneliness.  He was rarely happy and seldom thankful.

We don’t fully know why Oscar the Grouch was so unthankful, but many of us know why we are.

Perhaps you can’t find a reason to be thankful because it’s taking too long for you to get the results you want and you don’t want to wait any longer.

Maybe a negative spirit has overtaken you and can’t find the good in any person yet can somehow manage to find the manure in any beautiful meadow.

Perchance, it’s from plain old selfishness. It’s your way or the highway; and if your way is not met, you have no reason to give thanks.

Other times, disappointments arise and you've lost the ability to see the good in life. Tests, stress, and distress have robbed you of joy and instead of thankfulness, you can only muster absurdities at God.

We may not always want to see ourselves as the grouch in life, but that’s how our ingratitude sounds and looks to God; as audacious misery in the midst of His abundant mercy!

So, for the month of November, we want to uncover a few reasons why we’re unthankful in 4 THANKFUL THUSDAY messages entitled THANK GOD FOR:

November 5th – THANK GOD FOR RED LIGHTS (Impatience)
November 12th – THANK GOD FOR A PEN (Critical Spirit)
November 19th – THANK GOD FOR BAD HAIR DAYS (Selfishness)
November 26th – THANK GOD FOR 2 FISH & 5 LOAVES (Disappointment)

The psalmist wrote, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” A good thing refers to something pleasurable, right, and sweet. Are those words that describe us? Does our thankful living go up to God as a pleasing and sweet sacrifice?

Join us this month as we dispel the myth that it’s okay to be ungrateful grouches and let's begin to Break Through Unthankfulness to find the pleasure, the sweetness, and the rightness in giving thanks in all occasions. Let's get ready to grow together in the Lord!

2 Timothy 2:15 ☺


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